Wednesday 19th September 2018
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A beginner’s guide to investing – part one: should you get advice?

By Hayley Millhouse Head of Advisory Services, evestor Let’s face it, investing can seem less than thrilling. There are far more exciting things to spend your money on, such as holidays or a nice new car. But there comes a point when you’ve got to stop listening to your inner teenager and plan for the…

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How to be a savvy renter

Over five million households in the UK are in private rented accommodation and, with the increasing number of people renting their homes, it shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you are a seasoned renter or are new to the world of renting, it’s really important to make sure you know your rights as a…

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Brexiteers heaped lies upon poisonous lies…we need a People’s Vote

The moral case for putting the terms of our exit from the EU to the citizens of Britain – something that has never been done – is irresistible. We now know Vote Leave, the official campaign backed by the high priests of torch-it-all Brexiteerism, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, cheated by breaking spending limits. This…

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The hidden costs of buying your first home

Buying your first home is one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. There are endless delays, reams of paperwork to fill in and a load offees and charges you never knew existed. Thankfully, though, if you know they are coming, you can plan…

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How to keep financially afloat on maternity leave

Maternity leave is full of highs and lows. A beautiful baby of your very own and the joy of a new little family, coupled with sleepless nights, smelly nappies, and the one thing no-one ever seems to discuss – a drastic change in your financial situation! I had tried to prepare for most things having…

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Self-employed and trying to buy: what they don’t tell you

It feels slightly ironic writing this right now. As I am waiting to hear if an offer I’ve made on a flat has been accepted. I’ve checked my emails six times while writing this post in case one has come in from the estate agent. This is the first time I have got to this…

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Financial Security

Financial Security vs Personal Integrity: Part Two

I’ve had a BIG rethink since my last blog post on this topic and I have now given up having a day job at all (which was temping). My reasons for doing so were numerous – but the main point is this: life is short, so I vow to spend my time doing things I value…

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Clare Lawrence, nicknamed 'Coupon Clare' at college, lives mostly in Cornwall. Proud mum to Gregory, she'll stop at nothing in her quest to save cash!

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Former financial journo Jun Merrett admits to still finding money matters tough! Join her as she writes her way through it.

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